Laurie Rovin appointed Executive Director of Compass of Carolina

January 29, 2024

Compass of Carolina is thrilled to announce the appointment of Laurie Rovin, as the permanent Executive Director as of December 2023. Ms. Rovin joined Compass of Carolina as Interim Director in March 2023 and proved to be an invaluable asset for the organization. Her experience in the non-profit sector stems back 40+ years.

Ms. Rovin began her career as a therapist for twenty years, joining the United Way in 2002 as the Success By 6®, staffed the founding of the Institute for Child Success, in 2011 led Pendleton Place through national accreditation and transformed the organization from an emergency shelter to a community-based organization supporting foster children and their families. In 2016, she led A Child’s Haven (ACH), transforming ACH to a performance-based organization. 2020, Ms. Rovin open a business to support the nonprofit sector through Interim Executive Leadership, first as the Development Officer for CooperRiis Healing Community, followed by Interim Executive Director of The Period Project and Compass of Carolina.

“Laurie joined Compass in March of 2023 on an interim basis and has made a tremendous impact thus far. We’re excited to see what Laurie and her team will do to help deliver and expand the mission of Compass of Carolina in the future”, stated John Riddle, Board Chairman & Elliott Davis employee.

2024, Compass of Carolina celebrates its 105th year of providing compassionate services to individuals and families in need through counseling, education, and financial benefits management. Our vision is a community strengthened by resilient individuals & stable families. When asked, Ms. Rovin lovingly referred to Compass as “an organization that addresses barriers within barriers, historically, we’ve always addressed programming through a holistic solution,” an organization she intends to revitalize into a stronger and more focused organization together with a strong board, talented staff, and generous community.


About Compass 

Founded in 1919, Compass of Carolina focuses on helping others find the right path in life by seeking positive solutions to improve their lives and relationships. Their critical, core services include counseling, domestic violence intervention, and representative payee services. They proudly serve the Upstate of SC with targeted approach for clients of all ages, backgrounds, and beliefs. Support Compass’ efforts, learn more at or follow them on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter. Ms. Rovin can be reached at 864.626.0551 or [email protected]